macOS Finder Keyboard shortcuts

macOS Finder Keyboard shortcuts
macOS Finder Keyboard shortcuts

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Finder is the default file manager in Apple’s macOS. It lets you launch applications and manage your files. It also lets you check multiple folders in different tabs at the same time. You also have full control over what apps and folders you want to see in Finder. If you own a MacBook or iMac, you already use Finder. But it is better to learn keyboard shortcuts of Finder to perform different tasks quickly. Using keyboard shortcuts lets you perform different tasks quicker than a mouse, trackpad, or any other input device. In this article, I am listing keyboard shortcuts of Finder. So, keep reading to learn Finder keyboard shortcuts.

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Finder Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcutsFunction
Command+ASelects all items in the active window (icon view), all items in the column (column view), or all items in the list (cover flow view)
Command+CCopies selected items
Command+DDuplicates the selected item(s)
Command+EEjects the selected volume
Command+FDisplays the Find dialog
Command+HHides All Finder windows
Command+IShows info for selected item or items
Command+JShows the view options for the active window
Command+KDisplays the Connect to Server dialog
Command+LCreates an alias for the selected item
Command+MMinimizes the active window
Command+NOpens a new Finder window
Command+OOpens (or launches) the selected item
Command+RShows the original for selected alias
Command+TAdds the selected item to the Sidebar
Command+VPastes items from the Clipboard
Command+WCloses the active window
Command+XCuts the selected items
Command+ZUndoes the last action (if possible)
Command+,Displays Finder Preferences
Command+1Shows the active window in icon mode
Command+2Shows the active window in list mode
Command+3Shows the active window in column mode
Command+4Shows the active window in cover flow mode
Command+[Moves back to the previous Finder location
Command+]Moves forward to the next Finder location
Command+DelMoves selected items to the Trash
Command+up-arrowShow enclosing folder
Command+`Cycles through windows
Command+?Displays the Mac OS X Help Viewer
Command+Shift+ATakes you to your Applications folder
Command+Shift+CTakes you to the top-level Computer location
Command+Shift+GTakes you to a folder that you specify
Command+Shift+HTakes you to your Home folder
Command+Shift+IConnects you to your iDisk
Command+Shift+QLogs you out
Command+Shift+NCreates a new untitled folder in the active window
Command+Shift+UTakes you to your Utilities folder
Command+Shift+DelDeletes the contents of the Trash
Command+Option+HHides all windows except the Finder’s window(s)
Command+Option+NCreates a new Smart Folder
Command+Option+THides the Finder window toolbar
Command+Option+SpaceOpens the Spotlight window
Command+SpaceOpens the Spotlight menu
F8Choose another desktop using Spaces
F9 (or F3, depending on your keyboard model)Shows all open windows using Exposé
F10 (or Control+F3, depending on your keyboard model)Shows all open windows for the current application using Exposé
F11 (or Command+F3, depending on your keyboard model)Hides all windows to display the Desktop using Exposé
F12 (or F4, depending on your keyboard model)Displays your Dashboard widgets
SpaceQuickLook

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